Learning to Lead – Rock Climbing

Introduction to Lead Climbing Clinic

Locations: Bear Valley, Alabama Hills, Lover's Leap

1 Days / 6-8 hours / Cost: $225.00 -2 climbers minimum
1 Days / 6-8 hours / Cost: $375.00 -private 1:1 climber
Includes: Helmet, Harness, Rock Shoes, All Technical Equipment

Rock Climbing, Traveler Buttress Lover Leap

Learning to lead climb is a huge milestone for most climbers and is a skill that should be learned properly in a qualified lead rock climbing course.  The ability to lead climb on sport and trad routes opens up the world of rock climbing and allows climbers to attempt new and challenging objectives.  It allows climbers to take on the mountains on their terms

Learning to lead climb is also when the risks of rock climbing start to increase.  That's why it's important to learn how to lead climb in a safe and controlled manner.  It is important to take the time and learn from professionals who know how to teach the concepts and skills of lead climbing in a safe and fun way.

California Rock Guides and SWS Mountain Guides have over 35 years of experience teaching rock climbing.  Our Learning to Lead Climb course is based on professional training and decades of experience teaching climbers to take on bigger challenges.  All of our instructors are highly experienced in big mountains, and most have trained with the American Mountain Guide Association.

Topics covered in this course include:

Advanced Anchor Building

Fixed Gear Placements (sport)

Passive and Active Gear Placements (traditional)

  • Lead Climbing Belay Techniques
  • Lead Belaying Practise

Departure: Varies
Group Size: Limited to 4 clients
Guide to client ratio: 1:4
Experience Level: Solid rock climbing skills, ability to follow 5.8, knowledge of basic climbing knots, belays, and good physical conditioning.
Includes: Helmet, Harness, Rock Shoes, All Technical Equipment
Best Season: Check venue for the season


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